Fatal collision under investigation in Jersey City


The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a serious, single-vehicle motor vehicle crash that occurred just before 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, the crash occurred on Christopher Columbus Drive near the Merseles Street split in Jersey City in which the passenger in the vehicle was killed and the driver in critical condition.

According to the initial investigation, the driver – a 30-year-old Jersey City man – was traveling westbound on Columbus Drive approaching the roadway split when his vehicle, a 1996 Honda Civic, struck the attenuator-protected guard rail.

The passenger, later identified as Jesus Gonzalez, age 30, of Jersey City, was found lifeless at the scene.

The driver was transported to the Jersey City Medical Center where he is in critical condition.

The Hudson County Regional Collision Investigation Unit and the Jersey City Police Department are actively investigating this incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345 or leave an anonymous tip at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-tip/.

All information will be kept confidential.